Many have done so by participating in Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s team event to fight cancer.
The event will return to Bradley County on May 3 to May 4, 2013. A kickoff planned for Oct. 30 will officially get the new Relay season under way.
The 2012 Relay For Life in Bradley County was a successful event, raising more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society, and placing No. 4 in the state of Tennessee for money raised by an individual Relay.
“We’re excited about our plans for 2013 and look forward to having new teams and participants join us,” said Tammy Leatherwood, event chair. “This kickoff is just the beginning of great things to come.”
The public is invited to learn more about Relay For Life at the kickoff breakfast on Tuesday.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Relay For Life is the largest cancer fundraiser in the nation. Held in more than 3,700 communities nationwide last year, the event brings participants together to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient support programs
For more information about Relay For Life of Bradley County, contact Event Chairman Tammy Leatherwood at tleatherwood @aol.com or call the American Cancer Society office at 855-2778.
For Cancer information 24 hours a day, contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.